FIGS-CHIA AND HAZELNUT COOKIES (Gluten free)

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All last weekend I craved for cookies, not any cookie but a cookie which was different.  As far as my cookie craving went, it had to have figs(I had em’ sitting in my pantry for days staring at me), had to have hazelnut spread and should be great to pack as a gift.

I’ve wanted to make these for months now. The time was right, I had a few hours to myself, the first box of cookies that I made to give friends are here.

So it’s almost the end of a beautiful evening, sat down to watch the new episode of ‘ALMOST HUMAN’. I grabbed this cookie, put some hazelnut spread, along with a steaming cup of coffee watched a few episodes before I decided to pack them up for few friends before it was all gone.

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Two things about this cookie, it’s gluten free and it’s tasty. If you are the kind who wants something a bit different to try, this might be the one.  It’s a bit on the harder /crispier side, makes for some great base for custard and fruits.

FIGS-CHIA-HAZELNUT COOKIES(Gluten free)
IMG_9345Makes around 3 dozen
Bake at 315 degrees for 10-12 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Hazelnut Meal
1/2 cup Oatmeal powder
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 stick butter
3 tbsp cup hazelnut spread
1/2 cup pureed figs
1/2 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp hazelnut syrup(optional)or 1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

Method:

1. Mix the Hazelnut meal, powdered oatmeal, chia seeds, confectioners sugar, baking soda and salt and keep aside.
1. Beat the butter till it’s fluffy, add the hazelnut syrup and whip.
2. Add the pureed figs, orange zest and hazelnut spread and mix well. Add all the other ingredients and mix to form a ball.
3. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
4. Portion out the dough into 4 and roll it out to 1/4 inch(thin) and cut out into desired shapes. Refrigerate until the dough hardens again and bake for 10-12 minutes at 315 degrees.
Store in airtight containers. You can dust them with some powdered sugar when serving.
ENJOY!

Note:
These make great sandwich cookies.
FOR PUREED FIGS: Soak dried figs in hot water for 1 hour and use a food processor to get it pureed.  
They are hard cookies, so make sure not to over bake it. 
They make great tart base, top with some custard and fruit and you have a simple dessert.

Figs Hazelnut Cookies

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